Bikram Yoga Chicago

Wind-Removing Pose: Pavanamuktasana

This Bikram Yoga pose massages ascending, descending and transverse colon, which helps the body to absorb nutrients from food more readily. By helping to cure and prevent flatulence, Wind Removing Posture may help to relieve most chronic abdominal discomforts. Wind removing pose is a forward bend from the hips, which promotes blood circulation to the hip joint, flexibility for the hip joint and also provides a gentle lower-back stretch. We perform the posture by first bending the right knee, then the left and then both. By doing it in this particular order you create pressure on different parts of your abdomen, which improves the health of your digestive system. This posture also prepares you for all the next postures, which are done on your belly.

 Benefits for Wind Removing Pose:

  • Wind-Removing Pose compresses and massages the ascending colon and descending colon.
  • It also messages the transverse colon and compresses the entire digestive system.
  • It strengthens the arms, prevents flatulence, improves hip flexibility, and firms the abdomen and thighs.
  • Cures and prevents flatulence which is the source of most chronic abdominal discomforts
  • Improves flexibility of hip joints
  • Firms abdomen, thighs, and hips
  • Regulates and normalizes hydrochloric acid levels in the stomach
  • Improves and may cure conditions of constipation, flatulence and hyperacidity
  • Relieves lower back pain
  • Firms and tones muscles of the abdominal wall, thighs and hips
  • Will help to maintain regular digestion when combined with a healthy diet
  • Cures and prevents flatulence
  • Enhances body’s nutrient absorption by massaging ascending, descending, and transverse colon
  • Regulates and normalizes levels of hydrochloric acid in stomach
  • Alleviates most chronic abdominal discomforts
  • Relieves lower back pain
  • Boosts functions of immune system and metabolism by compressing thyroid gland
  • Stretches shoulders and entire back side of spine
  • Strengthens biceps and hand muscles

 Tips for Wind Removing Pose

  • Keep your elbows close to the body
  • Fully interlace the fingers all the way to the webbing and take hold of the raised leg two inches below the knee
  • Keep pulling to your same shoulder until you feel a pinch in your hip joint
  • Keep both of your shoulders all the way on the floor
  • When you are pulling in both of your knees look down through the diamond that is created between your arms and legs

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